Tamil Nadu: Police register case against BJP candidate L Murugan for violating model code of conduct

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Nilgiris: A case has been filed against Nilgiris Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate L Murugan for violating the rules of election conduct.

The case was registered based on a complaint from Deputy Tahsildar Dhanalakshmi, the election flying officer, with the Thanadukambai police. Besides him, the police have also been registered against district BJP president Mohan Raj and others.

L Murugan allegedly violated MCC

It is alleged that he was participating in many programmes including discussions with specific groups in the Nilgiris constituency in his capacity as union minister even after the model code of conduct came into being.

L Murugan filed his nomination papers with the Nilgiris Returning Officer on March 25. His nomination was accepted yesterday. Meanwhile, on the day of filing nominations, L Murugan had darshan in various temples. Before filing nominations, he visited temples and had darshan.

At this time, when L Murugan went to the temple in the village of Katanadu, a large crowd had gathered. In addition, L Murugan participated in the meeting held near the community hall. Generally, candidates must obtain formal permission to hold a meeting. But it is said that no permission was obtained for this meeting.

L Murugan takes on DMK’s A Raja in Nilgiris

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) A Raja is currently the sitting MP in the Nilgiris constituency. L Murugan has been fielded as the BJP candidate while he is once again contesting on behalf of the DMK in the same constituency.

Tamil Nadu to go to polls in the first phase on April 19 and the results will be announced on June 4.

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